Monday, 29 June 2015


In celebration of reaching 100 followers, I have decided to host a little give away. Before I get down to the details, I want to quickly say that I never thought I would have one person take interest in my blog, let alone a hundred *wipes away tear of joy* and I am so thankful to every single one of you. But anyway, you don't want a sappy speech of my gratitude. Lets get down the business...

What the giveaway includes:

  • A makeup/travel bag with body lotion and a body cleanser 
  • Nail polish 
  • Bath fizzers

Unfortunately, this giveaway will only be open my my Australian audience. If this goes well, my next giveaway will be open to all countries though. I will be announcing the winner in the comments and will email them for shipping details. I will declare the winner in two weeks time. Good luck :)

How to enter:

  • Comment below absolutely anything you want to say. Please include your email so I can contact you.
Good luck :)

∆ Stay beautiful, Bri xx

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Knock knock... anyone there?

Hello everyone. Long time no see... I mean, I've been following my schedule and posting regularly, pfft, what am I talking about?

Okay okay, you caught me. I have been a little absent lately and posting less than usual. I just want to apologise for leaving you all in the dark of my where abouts as long as I have. So I guess I should explain...

I have been a busy stress head lately. Because of that, I was in desperate need for some time away from a lot of things in my life. Unfortunately, this blog became one of them. I don't want to go into the boring and depressing details of my personal issues, but know that I have had to prioritise my mental wellbeing over the past couple of weeks 

Out of everything that has been going on though, my biggest commitment and time consumer over the past week has been the novel I am writing. If you have seen my 'About me' page, you would have read about my ambition to become an author someday. When my depression hit, I pushed my writing to the side. But now, I am finding my feet again and doing the things I am most passionate about. So I have spent the past week, staying up until all hours of the night writing my manuscript. I won't get into the details of it, as I may reveal that in a later post. Keep a look out for it x

In saying that, I have not been totally gone. I continue to check my blog on a daily basis and see the progressive increase in my beautiful followers. I also check my emails regularly, so feel free to contact me at any time.

On another note... 


Okay Brianna, compose yourself. Thank you so much to everyone who has seen a potential in this blog and have taken the time to read, comment and/or subscribe. It may not be much in comparison to other blogs, but 100 is more than I could ever ask for. I was shocked when I had one follower, so times that by 100 and I get light headed thinking of the madness. 

To celebrate this blogging milestone, I will be hosting a give away. Details will be given in my next blogpost(which will be at some stage this week). 

∆ Stay beautiful, Bri xx

Friday, 12 June 2015

Witch Hazel review

T.N.Dickinson's Witch Hazel Toner... I have one word for this product, hallelujah!! I can officially say that this is my new favourite skincare product.

I have been on a constant search for good skincare products for longer than I can remember. The amount of products I have read about and brought in hopes to find something that actually works, only to be disappointed would shock you. I used to use this product a couple of years ago and have no idea why I ever stopped. I think it was because I wanted to find a 'perfect' toner/cleanser but who knows. Ps, perfect products don't exist.

So anyway, lets get down to the details:

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

To my 17 year old self...

I've decided to do something a bit different today. Basically, I will be writing a sort of letter to my older self. When I turn 17, I will look back on this post and write a reply post. Hopefully this interests you :) and if you have your own blog, have a go at writing a letter to your future self; I would love to read yours!

Say yes more often
At the moment you have a habit of turning great opportunities down. Whether it be from being socially afraid, or feeling as though you cannot do whatever is being offered. But I want you to live your life to the fullest and say yes(not to everything though). Go out on adventures, say yes to a date, don't miss out on that upcoming party. Live by Zoella's saying and "just say yes".

Think of yourself a little more
You're always putting others first, but now you need to make your needs the main priority. If something is bothering you, deal with it rather than putting it aside to solve someone else's problems. Speak up and do what you want to do, not what you think everyone else wants you to do.

Get that dream body
You're bod is looking a little flabby in some areas, so you gotta tone up girl! Yes, you've worked your but off and you are at a healthy weight, but now it's time to get motivated and tighten those areas up. Strive for the body you have always wanted, and don't stop until you get there because I know you can. 

Leave your face alone
You need to overcome your habit to pick at every little bump on your face. Because here's the thing, you're making everything worse. Do you want perfect skin? Then leave your spots alone and give them time to heal. 


So there you go guys. I would love to see you write a message to yourself. What would you tell your future self? 

∆ Stay beautiful, Bri xx

Friday, 5 June 2015

Unhappy with your weight?

First of all, I just want to say that I'm sorry for being away without an explanation. I have had a difficult couple of weeks, and my exams haven't helped since I'm such a stress head. I'm not going to go into details but I just want to let you know that I am back. Hope you can understand x

So lets get down to business. I want to speak about something more serious today... Weight.

Personally, I have been on both sides of the scale. I've been through the self-hate of being overweight and I've experienced the judgement of looking 'too skinny'. Here's the thing... they both suck.

I feel like society is so revolved around the idea of a perfect body, yet such thing just doesn't exist. We need to stop focussing on perfection and draw our attention to being happy with our body instead. You're not happy with your body? Then change it. But do it for you, not so you can fit in with society's expectations.

Now I can't sit here and tell you that I have overcome my issues and so should you, because my weight is still a constant battle. But my body is still a work in progress and I will be content with it one day.

I recently had a bad experience while shopping for my debutante dress. Whilst trying on a dress, the owner of the store laughed and told me that I was way too big for fit in anything in her store. Along with other comments about my size, I walked out of the store with my confidence diminished.

I am also not saying that you need to look a certain way to be happy, quite the opposite actually. Look however the hell you want! It is your body, your rules(obviously with your health in mind). If you love your body a little chubbier than others, then own it. If being fit and toned makes you smile, then love it. Just don't ever look down on yourself because of a stupid number on the scales.

Your weight does not define you.

∆ Stay beautiful, Bri xx